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One of the most common questions we get is: Where do I start?


Search for books, articles, media, and more

Advanced Search

Databases by Title || Journals by Title || Research Guides by Subject

Swoop Search is what we call a federated search box, meaning that it's set up to search most of the library's resources at one time.

Place your terms in the box and hit search.

Then use the filters on the results screen to narrow down your choices.

For BOOKS, select the drop down menu at the top to search just the library catalog.

You can also click on Advanced Search to do a targeted search across multiple types of resources.


How to Find a Book

What is needed to find a book on the shelves?

• Title

 Call Number


Below is a diagram of a catalog record to show where these items are.

Searching WorldCat for Books

The WorldCat database includes nearly all printed books.  Search by title, author, keyword, or subject.  To limit to UT Tyler holdings click in the box next to Limit availability to:  Items in my library.  Search.  Records will not include specific library location, call number, or availability.  However, if the search is not limited to UT Tyler holdings, books may be discovered in other libraries and may then be available through interlibrary loan by clicking on Borrow from Another Library.

Can't find it?

Find a book, but we don't have the full text?

                                     Use InterLibrary Loan

                                If we don't have it...We'll get it!!!!

Click here for your interlibrary loan account... or just click the Borrow from Another Library or Request via Illiad links.

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